National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Current Affairs, GK & News

ESA to hire First Disabled Astronaut

European Space Agency is set to hire and launch world’s first physically disabled astronaut. Key points It is going to be 22-member space programme for which decennial recruitment call for astronauts.  It received 22,000 applicants. Space mission will ESA’s 7-billion-euro budget mission and is a third of NASA’s. Seven or eight launches in a year ..

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ISRO-NASA: Develops Radar for Joint Earth Observation Satellite Mission

The Indian space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in collaboration with the US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has completed the development of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) which has the capability of producing extremely high-resolution images for joint earth observation satellite mission. About NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) It is a joint collaboration ..

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NASA’s headquarter building named after ‘Mary W.Jackson’

NASA has named it’s headquarter building at Washington D.C after its first African American Female Engineer Mary W.Jackson. The announcement was made on 24th June 2020 by the Administrator of NASA. The story of success of Mary W.Jackson was shown in the 2016 biographical drama Hidden Figures. The street outside the headquarters of NASA at ..

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NASA unveils schedule for ‘Artemis’ 2024 Mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of United States (US) has unveiled the calendar for its forthcoming “Artemis” program. Key Highlights Artemis Program: The mission will return astronauts to Moon for first time in past 50 years, including eight scheduled launches and a mini-station in lunar orbit by 2024. The schedule for Artemis Programme ..

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NASA launches SMAP satellite to observe soil moisture

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite to observe soil moisture. It was launched from the Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite SMAP satellite is three-year mission which will measure the amount of moisture in soil. The satellite is ..

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